|Category:||Primarily of interest in human medicin|
|Etymology:||Genus name: small fungus-like rod.|
Species epithet: cause ulceration
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||ATCC 19423 =NTCC 10417|
|Gram +/Gram -:||G+ (but difficult to gram stain)|
|Spec. Char.:||M. ulcerans is a slow grower (it takes more than 7 days to see colonies with the naked eye).|
|Disease:||Ulcerative skin infections.
|Clinical Picture:||Ulcerative skin infections.|
|Virulence Factors:||Forms an extrcellular heat-labile toxin.|
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 175 species have been described within genus Mycobacterium and this genus is closely related to Rhodococcus, Nocardia and Corynebacterium. M. ulcerans is very closely related to M. marinum.|
|New families introduced within the order Enterobacterales|
The order Enterobacterales (formerly called Enterobacteriales) previously consisted of bacteria with different properties and phylogenetically, these bacteria were far apart. In order for the taxonomy to be more in line with phylogeny, some of these bacteria have, therefore, been sorted into 6 new families.Published 2022-04-13. Read more...